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THE MAXIMUM C.E. HOURS YOUR STATE BOARD ALLOWS FOR
INDEPENDENT OR HOME STUDY PROGRAMS  DURING EACH RENEWAL PERIOD
(If your licensure board approves independent study credits
and is not listed here, contact us and ask us to list it)

Name of Board License Hours Notes
Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling LPC, ALC LPC (10)
ALC (2.5)
see Chapter 255-X-7-.01(4)(e)and(f)
25% of hours can be "online study"
 (license expires biannually on July 31st)
Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy LMFT,
MFT Associate
40, 20 see 536-X-6-.01(3) and (4)(a)
Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners LBSW, LGSW,
LCSW
30 see 850-X-8.01(5)(c)
"social welfare related organizations"
Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy LMFT 1/2 of 45,
30, or 23
12 AAC 19.310(a)(b)(c) +
12 AAC 19.320(b)(10)
"individual study program"
Alaska Board of Professional Counselors LPC 20 see 12 AAC 62.310+62.320(b)(2)(G)
Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners LCSW 45 see 12 AAC 18.210 and 18.220
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners LBSW, LMSW, LCSW, LPC, LAC, LMFT, LAMFT, LSAT, LASAC, LISAC 30 see R4-6-801.A
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling LAC, LPC,
LAMFT, LMFT
24 see 17-27-101, VII License Renewal,
Section 7.3 (b & h)
Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board  LSW, LCSW,
LMSW
20 Section 17-103-203.C.5
"independent home studies"
California Board of Behavioral Sciences LMFT, LCSW,
LEP, LPCC
36 Study Credit is CA PCE#4528
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) LPC, LMFT, LSW, LCSW, LAC, CACII, CACIII 20 see DORA's Continuing Professional Development Implementation Plan
Connecticut Licensed and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors CADC, LADC 20  
Connecticut Marital and Family Therapist LMFT 15
Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselors LPC 15 see Section 20-195cc-1(6)
Connecticut Licensed Social Worker LCSW 6 of 15
Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners LCSW 45 see DE Code, Title 24, Section 3900,
7.2.1 "independent study courses"
Delaware Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health LPCMH (20), LMFT (20),
LCDP (40)
see DE Code, Title 24, Section 3000,
LPCMH = 2.3.2.2.2.1 and 2.3.2.2.2.2
LMFT = 5.3.2.3.1 and 5.3.2.3.4
LCDP = 4.3.2.2
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling LMFT, LMHC, LCSW, CMSW 30 see 64B4-6.002(1)(e)1.
Study Credit is approved because the NBCC is approved.
see 64B4-6.002(5)
Homestudy is "distance learning".
The Board of Examiners for Georgia Christian Counselors and Therapists   30 of 60 30 CEU credits can be "reading counseling books"
Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists LPC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT 15 see 135-9-.01(4) "ten hours may be obtained online and (7) "five hours of independent study for reading books which contain exit quizzes"
Georgia Addiction Counselors Association CAC 36  
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia CADC, CAADC, CCS, CCJP, CCDP, CCDP-D, GCADC 40  
Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists LPC, LCPC, LMFT 10 see IDAPA 24.15.01, Rule 425.03 h (page 13)
Idaho State Board of Social Work Examiners LSW, LMSW,
LCSW
20 see 24.14.01 Rule 351.02.a
Category I: "correspondence courses"
Illinois Department of Professional Regulations LPC, LCPC 15 of 30 see Section 1375.220(b)(2)+(c)(1)(A)
"correspondence course" + NBCC
Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board LSW, LCSW,
LMFT, LMHC
40 see 839 IAC 1-6-1(b)(6) "home study programs"
see 839 IAC 1-6-2(f)(53) "NBCC"
International Association of Pastoral Counselors CPC 10 Certified Pastoral Counselor
Iowa Board of Behavioral Science
Iowa Board of Social Work
LMFT, LMHC(20)
LCSW(12)
LBSW,LISW,LMSW(12)
see IAC 645--32.3(2)c(5)1
see IAC 645--281.3(2)b
see IAC 645--280.9(2)a(1)
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board LPC, LCPC 30 see 102-3-10(a)+(d)(4)"a posttest"
for "reading"
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board LCP, LMLP 40 of 50 see 102-1-15(d)(4) "a self-study program with a posttest"
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board LMFT, LCMFT 40 see 102-5-10(a)+(d)(4)"a posttest"
for "reading"
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board RAODAC 30 see 102-6-10(a)+(d)(4)"a posttest"
for "reading"
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board LBSW, LMSW, LSCSW 40 see 102-2-4(e)(4) "a posttest" for "reading"
Kentucky Board of Certification for Alcohol and Drug Counselors CADC 60 see 201 KAR 35:040,Section 2(1)+(5)(a)
Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors LPCC, LPCA 10 see 201 KAR 36.030, Section 3(1)(a)8
Kentucky Board of Social Work LSW,
CSW, LCSW
LSW(7.5)
CSW(15)
LCSW(15)
see 201 KAR 23.075, Section 3(1)(b)4
Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 15 see 201 KAR 32.060, Section 2(2)(a)
Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners LPC 40 see 803.A.1 + B.2.a.
Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners LMFT 40 see 3503.C.2(a)(iii)(b) + 3503.C.3
Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners RSW, GSW, LCSW 10 of 20 see 317.M.3
Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure LPC (professional), LCPC, LMFT, LPC (pastoral) All 55 see 02-514, Chapter 7-A, Sec 1. & 3.3
"formal home study courses"
The 15 peer consultation hours are optional.
Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure LCSW 10 of 25 see 02-416, Chapter 14, #3. 5C ("independent study")
Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists CPC, CPC-MFT, CPC-AD, CAC-AD,
CSC-AD, LCPC, LCMFT, LCADC, LGPC, LGMFT, LGADC
40 10.58.05.03(A)(2) + 10.58.05.07.B(2)
"All 40 hours may be in Category A"
"A program sponsored by the NBCC...is automatically approved for Category A"
(see License definitions at 10.58.01.02)
Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions

 
  CCMHC(15), LMHC(15), LMFT(15), LICSW(30), LCSW(20), LSW(15), LSWA(10), LADCI(20), LADCII(20), LADCIII(20)
Michigan Board of Counseling LPC, LMFT 0 see Act 368 of 1978, Article 15, Section 333.18109 + Section 333.169
(C.E. not yet required)
Michigan Board of Social Work LBSW, LMSW 45 see R338.2908n
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy LADC 40 see 148F.075 Subd4(3) "home study or online courses"
Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy LMFT 7.5 of 30 5300.0320 Subpart 4. B(2)
1/4 of total hours can be home study
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy LPC, LPCC 10 of 40 2150.2540 - D(2)
Minnesota Board of Social Work LSW, LGSW, LISW, LISCW 15 of 40 hours see 148E.130 Subd5 and 148E.165
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors LPC 12 (see Chapter 6, Section 2, A.2 +
  C.2a&d)
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists LMFT 17 of 35 (see E.5)
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists LSW, LMSW, LCSW 20 (of 40) (see D.7.e)
Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals see box to far right see box on right CADC (40), CADC I (40), CADC II (40), CCAP (40), CPS(40), CPM (40), APS(20)
Missouri Division of Professional Registration for Professional Counselors LPC 40 "self study of...relevant books, journals"
Missouri State Committee for Social Workers LBSW, LCSW 15 see 20 CSR 2263-2.082(6)(B)
Missouri State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists LMFT 40 see Chapter 337.718
Missouri State Committee of Psychologists LP 40 20 CSR 2235-7.010(2) "formal programs which meet the requirements of
20 CSR 2235-7.005(1)(G) Other professional bodies or groups"
Montana Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors LCPC, LCSW, LMFT 20 hrs/yr ARM 24.219.2201 (1) (LCPC)
ARM 24.219.2101 (1) (LCSW)
ARM 24.154.2107 (6)(f) (LISAC)
"Home study courses require a certificate of completion"
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) NCC StudyCredit is NBCC Provider #5818
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
(Minneapolis MN)
CFLE 40 Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE) can earn 40 of their 100 C.E. credits through Study Credit
Nebraska Board of Examiners in Mental Health Practice CMSW, LMSW,
LCSW
20 see 94.014.02 and 94.014.06
Nebraska Board of Examiners in Mental Health Practice CPC, LPC,
CMFT, LMFT,
LMHP
20 see 94.014.02 and 94.014.06
Nevada State Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists LMFT 15 of 40 (check with board to obtain pre-approval)
Nevada State Board of Examiners for Social Workers LSW, LCSW,
LISW
7.5 see NAC 641B.189.1(c) + 641B.192.2
(check with board to obtain pre-approval)
New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice LCMHC, LMFT,
LICSW, LPP
20 see MHP 403.02(a)(2) + (b)(4)
"home study courses" (Category A)
New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners LMFT
LPC
 
40 for LMFT, see NJAC 13.34-8.3(A)1 + 8.3(c); for LPC, see NJAC 13.34-15.1 + 15.4(a)1.
New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board LPCC, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, LADAC, CCS, ICRC/CCS, LSAI 12 see NMAC 16.27.16.2 + 16.8 + 16.9A+G
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services CASAC, CPGC, CPP, CPS 60  
New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners LCAT, LMFT, LMHC, LP  

36 hours beginning January 1, 2017
(see Section 8412, #2)

North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors LPC 40 Section .0603 of Title 21, Chapter 53.
also see page 4 and 5.
North Carolina Marriage and Family Licensure Board LMFT 20  
North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board CSW, CMSW,
LCSW, CSWM
20 of 40  
North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners LPC, LPCC 30 pre-approved through the NBCC
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board LSWA, LSW, LISW, LIMFT, LPC, LPCC, LMFT 30 for all except LPC (15) see #8: Apply for "post-program approval for homestudy courses"
Use ref#4757-9-05 and Study Credit's certificate of completion.
Oklahoma Division of Professional Counselor Licensing LPC, LBP 20 see 310.405-17-3(1) + 310.405-9-2
Oklahoma Division of Professional Counselor Licensing LMFT 20 see 310.400-15-4 + 310.400-7-4(b)
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists LPC, LMFT 40 "All programs approved by NBCC"
Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors LSW, LCSW
LMFT
LPC
30 see 47.36(a)(6)(iii) + 48.36(a)(6)(iii) + 49.36(a)(6)(iii) -- "an NBCC approved provider
Rhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists LCMHC, LMFT 20 of 40 Part II, 10.2 + 10.3 (Category II hours)
"home study courses"
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Famly Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists LPC, LMFT,
LPES
LPC(15)
LMFT(15)
LPES(20)
"Informal Education: Reading of professional journals and books"
South Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners LPC, LPC-MH,
LMFT
40 see 20:68:07:09
"approved through NBCC"
Tennessee State Board of Certification for Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Pastoral Therapists CAC, CPC, LPC,
CMFT, LMFT,
CCPT
5, 7.5, or 10 see Rule 0450-1-.12(3)(a)10. + (3)(b)
"distance learning" and (5)(a)1.(ix).
Also see same sections in Rule 0450-2 and Rule 0450-3
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists LMFT 12  
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors LPC 24 see rule 681.142(5)
Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Program LCDC 24 or 40 if LCDC has a Master's degree, 24 hrs
[see 140.416(i)]
if LCDC does not have a Master's degree, 40 hrs.
[see 140.416(j)]
Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners LCSW 20 of 30 see 781.508(2) and 781.514(6)
Utah Department of Occupational Professional Licensing CPC, CMFT,
CSW, SSW,
LCSW
CPC(40)
CMFT(40)
SW(10)
see R156-60c-304(2)
and R156-60b-304(2)
and R156-60a-304(2)(b)(ii)(B)
Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health Professionals CMHC,
MFT
CMHC(20)
MFT(10)
see 3.37(b) for CMHC
see 4.32(b) for MFT
Virginia Board of Counseling
LPC, LMFT,LSATP
20 see 18VAC115-20-105(A) & 106-Bd(9)
see 18VAC115-50-95 & 50-96(B)d(9)
see 18VAC115-60-115(a) & 116(B)d(9)
Virginia Board of Social Work LSW, LCSW LCSW(30)
LSW(15)
see 18 VAC 140-20-105(A)
Washington State Department of Health Professions Quality Assurance  LMFT, LMHC, LSW 26 see WAC 246-809-610(1)(b)
"distance learning programs" and
WAC 246-809-620(9)
West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling LPC 20 see 27-3-5.9
Wisconsin Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work LPC, LMFT, CSW, LCSW, CAPSW, CISW 30 for LPC, see MPSW14.03
for LMFT, see MPSW19.01
for SW, see MPSW 8.02
Wyoming Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board CAP, CMHW,
CSW, LCSW,
LPC, LMFT, LAT
45 see Chapter 10, Section 1(b)
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